Montreal Fire Department Alert: Major 3-Alarm Fire Raging Near Montreal Olympic Stadium (Video)

A fire is raging through a building in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough of Montreal, just south of the Olympic Park.

The Montreal fire department first reported the fire on their Twitter account at 1:50 PM. Since then, the department has labelled it a 3-alarm blaze.

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They are asking people to avoid the area.

The fire is in a building on the corner of ave Letourneaux and rue Deguerre. This location is near a Montreal public school and one block south of the Olympic Stadium.

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Photos posted to Twitter show red flames shooting from the roof the building as firefighters work to extinguish it.

There are no reports of injuries. 

A video submitted to MTLBlog by an anonymous reader shows black smoke rising behind the Stadium.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

Stay tuned.